Tennessee Greenways and Trails Forum coming up April 15-17
The time has come for Tennessee to recreate itself and save its forest trails. If you want to help, register now for the upcoming 2015 Tennessee Greenways and Trails Forum, hosted in Montgomery Bell State Park by our state’s Department of Environment and Conservation. Let’s set off on the pathway to a green state.
This forum, a networking conference and educational workshop held from April 15-17, will focus on the theme of “Tennessee Trails: Partnerships for Great Health and a Good Economy.” Participants will learn about how communities are helped by trails and greenways, such as a connection with nature and a decrease in obesity. Speakers for this forum include members of the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, as well as Rick Wood, the Tennessee State Director and Trust for Public Land (and a cool local Chattanooga environmentalist). Bob Richards, the event coordinator, believes this forum is “a great opportunity to strengthen existing relationships and teach the latest trail trends to audiences.”
Those attending the forum must register by April 3. Call the Montgomery Bell State Park Inn at (615) 797-3101. Mention the forum or the code 7443 to receive a $77 rate. For more information, got to tn.gov/environment/recreation/